HONOLULU — Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) is now accepting online applications for its 2017 Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program, the organization announced today. Hawaii students attending an accredited U.S. Department of Education university, college, or trade/vocational school in 2017 can apply for one of 15 scholarships worth $2,000 each, which will be awarded based on financial need, academic merit and extracurricular activities.
In a move toward sustainability and environmental responsibility, Hawaii State FCU has transitioned its paper application process to an online application. The new digital portal provides greater convenience for students, allowing them to save and return to their application at a later date, and receive reminders and important messages from Hawaii State FCU.
“Supporting higher education is an important investment in the future of our state and its next generation of leaders,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “We’re proud to provide opportunities to our students from Hawaii that will help them achieve success beyond their years in the classroom — as they become business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators in their fields.”
Since 1996, Hawaii State FCU has awarded more than $540,000 through its scholarship program to help its members pursue their higher education goals. Last year’s scholarship recipients represented a diverse group of students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, engineering, dental medicine, clinical psychology, business and the performing arts. They are attending schools throughout Hawaii and the mainland, including Brown University, Boston University, and the University of Oregon.
Interested students are encouraged to apply online at www.HawaiiStateFCU.com/scholarship. Applications must include a personal essay, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, student aid report, and a list of achievements and community service activities. Deadline to apply is March 31.